Quasi-conductive anti-incendiary flexible intermediate bulk container

  • US 5,478,154 A
  • Filed: 06/01/1994
  • Issued: 12/26/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/01/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An ungrounded type flexible fabric container with a reduced potential for incendiary discharge for use in a combustible environment comprising:

  • a woven fabric configured to form the flexible fabric container having side walls;

    a coating of a compound having antistatic properties applied to cover a surface of said walls; and

    said coated fabric including a plurality of quasi-conductive fibers having corona discharge points, said fibers being composed of a plurality of filaments, said filaments sized and shaped to effect;

    corona discharge at said discharge points and to have resistance to avoid incendiary discharge at ends of said filaments and along the lengths of said filaments at a rate that results in incendiary type discharges in the combustible environment.

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